I watched Catalyst on the ABC last night and they had an interesting story about research being conducted on locusts in regard to their eating habits and what determines their appetite. They found that the amount of food eaten was determined by a certain protein threshold that they required daily before they were fully satisfied.
Scientists believe that we have the same built in mechanism where we will eat until we have reached the threshold of sufficient protein. So if your diet is high in carbs with little protein then your body with consume more food, thus increasing overall calorie content, to compensate until it gets to the protein level.
It was really interesting and makes sense, protein is vital for building the body into a healthy lean machine.
'When you stop hurting your body, your body will stop hurting you.'Kristina